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UTA In The News — Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

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Anti-bullying study featured on Canadian radio program

The CBC/Radio-Canada program Trailbreakers included a UT Arlington study on anti-bullying programs in a feature on bullying and prevention. The 2013 study by Seokjin Jeong, an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at UT Arlington, said students at schools with anti-bullying programs may be more like to be bullied. It was published in the Journal of Criminology.

UTA research could lead to homeland security and medical advances

UT Arlington researchers say recently identified radiation detection properties of a light-emitting nanostructure built in their lab could open doors for homeland security and medical advances, Homeland Security News Wire reported. In a recently published paper, Physics Professor Wei Chen and his co-authors describe a new method to fabricate transparent nanoscintillators by heating nanoparticles composed of lanthanum, yttrium and oxygen until a transparent ceramic is formed. A scintillator refers to a material that glows in response to radiation.

UT Arlington mentioned in Weather Channel story

A Weather Channel story on the derecho weather system that moved through North Texas Thursday noted that UT Arlington was among the institutions that reacted to power outages and damage by cancelling activities. A derecho is a long-lived severe weather system with damaging straight-line winds. The Dallas Morning News, KXAS/NBC 5 and other local news outlets also noted UT Arlington’s closing.